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Giving India’s pilot CBDC wings to fly

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

New framework for ARCs perhaps a missed opportunity

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Lending apps under RBI scrutiny

India’s digital lending industry, which is expected to grow in worth to USD1.3 trillion by the end of the decade, has been subject to a clampdown by the central bank

S&R guides Light Microfinance in USD23.7m fundraising

S&R Associates represented Light Microfinance in its INR1.96 billion (USD23.7 million) series B funding round led by British International Investment along with existing investors Nordic Microfinance Initiative, Triple Jump and Incofin

Digital lending goes up; RBI cracks down

By Mathew Chacko, Aadya Misra and Shristi Kumar, Spice Route Legal

Internal ombudsman deadline for CICs

The Reserve Bank of India, in its monetary policy statement on 5 August 2022, directed all registered CICs to appoint an IO by 1 April 2023 for addressing grievances and resolving disputes related to the CICs

Supreme Court decision clouds insolvency process

The Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Vidarbha Industries Power v Axis Bank opened a Pandora’s box earlier this year when it unsettled a long established practice of the adjudicating authority admitting insolvency applications

Framework for cross-border settlement in rupees

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced an extensive mechanism to accelerate cross-border trade settlements in Indian rupees (INR) in a move to bolster trade in the Indian currency

Sustainable financial management push

In a move that aligns with global climate risk mitigation, the RBI has asked banks in the country to promote sustainable financial management and embed ESG policies across their lending portfolio

RBI announces forex inflow measures to curb risk

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued notifications covering a range of foreign investment options to increase foreign exchange inflows in response to a weakening rupee and a tightening of global financial conditions

RBI perhaps too suspicious of digital lending

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Developments in India’s credit card, BNPL regulation

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

RBI takes credit for curbing PPI financing

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Forex inflows need open doors not small windows

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

RBI extends card tokenisation deadline

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for card-on-file (CoF) tokenisation from 30 June to 30 September 2022, citing implementation issues highlighted by merchants

Who dares wins, but not at our expense

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Pricing dilemma in acquisitions by foreign owned companies

By Anshuman Mozumdar and Ankur Kumar, L&L Partners

Building trust

A comparison of M&A regulatory updates

Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies

Insolvent financial service providers a class apart

By Abhirup Dasgupta and Bhawana Sharma, HSA Advocates

RBI recasts framework for microfinance providers

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Fintech is the future of inclusive finance

By Bagmisikha Puhan and Siddhant Gupta, TMT Law Practice

RBI to revise export-import payment aggregation framework

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Himanshu Malhotra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Cryptic question

Regulations to implement changes to Factoring Act

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Tightened norms for financial institutions

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Giving credit greater access to data

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Akshita Agrawal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

No escape

By Freny Patel

Among many things, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has put the spotlight on cryptocurrency. It is gaining global acceptance based on the sheer volume of donations flooding into war-torn Ukraine in the form of cryptocurrency, largely to finance military support. The virtual digital asset class is no longer seen as a shady “black-market” transaction owing to reliance upon it in this geopolitical and humanitarian crisis

Cheques and balances

The number of criminal cases filed against cheque defaulters has overwhelmed India’s judicial system. One obvious solution is to decriminalise what is often a civil dispute, but lawyers aren’t convinced that’s the answer. George W Russell reports

New internal ombudsman scheme for NBFCs

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Jury out on fate of cryptos, NFTs

By Raghavan Ramabadran & Sai Prashanth, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in Chennai

Clarity required on framework for new securitisation

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Card-on-file tokenisation introduced by RBI

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Shobhit Shukla, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Crypto crossroads

A new beginning for NCDs and commercial papers

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

RBI’s current account opening rules strengthen credit discipline

By Nishtha Arora and Ayushi Parmani, SNG & Partners

Not so bitter medicine for covid blues

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

New dawn for CCI’s investigation techniques

By Karan Chandhiok and Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan

RBI’s localization mandate: Cure without a problem?

By Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Sandbox helps businesses and regulators innovate

By Archana Tewary and Arjun David Alexander, J. Sagar Associates

RBI’s vision 2021 puts focus on customer experience

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Akshita Agrawal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Views on RBI’s new stressed asset resolution framework

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Closer look at Reserve Bank’s proposed regulatory sandbox

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

RBI market abuse directions: A mature development

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Courts clarify put options are not forward contracts

By Bhumika Batra and Sachita Shetty, Crawford Bayley & Co

Ordinance puts depositors ahead of secured creditors

By Devyani Dhawan and Jyotika Bajaj, SNG & Partners

Voluntary retention route: A halfway measure?

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Empowering shareholders on executive compensation

By Sandip Bhagat and Raya Hazarika, S&R Associates

External borrowing policy: A commercial perspective

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

Infrastructure companies: Are we really hedged?

By Anish Mashruwala and Soumitra Majumdar, J. Sagar Associates

Payment banks: Attempt to stimulate cashless economy

By Kanika Malhotra and Pran Malik, SNG & Partners

Bank guarantees: Limiting the enforcement period

By Amit Aggarwal and Rahul Sud, SNG & Partners

Easier external commercial borrowing policy welcome

By Babu Sivaprakasam and Deep Roy, Economic Laws Practice

Rule changes for NBFCs: An unwelcome intrusion?

By Sawant Singh, Kartikeya Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Private equity investors face an exit conundrum

By Siddharth Hariani and Hemant Krishna V, Phoenix Legal

Microfinance Institutions Bill: return of the prodigal son

By Sawant Singh and Hemant Krishna V, Phoenix Legal

Rationalizing FDI policy: review of sectoral caps

By Rajat Sethi and Simran Dhir, S&R Associates

FCCBs: Improving options for redemptions

By Ameya Khandge and Emily Ray, Trilegal

FDI in LLPs: an unchartered voyage

By Kartikeya Singh and Raghuveer Sarathy, Phoenix Legal

FDI and convertible instruments: trial and error

By Inder Mohan Singh and Mayuri Roy, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

Guarantee backed project finance bonds

By Saurabh Bhasin and Sahiba Chait, Trilegal

Guidelines on credit default swaps for corporate bonds

By Ameya Khandge and Anoop Vasu, Trilegal

IDRs: can they be instruments of choice?

By Ragini Aiyer, Khaitan & Co

Compounding of contraventions under FEMA

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Guidelines on credit default swaps for corporate bonds

By Ameya Khandge and Anoop Vasu, Trilegal

Towards a neo-liberal foreign investment policy

By Sawant Singh and Hemant Krishna V, Phoenix Legal

Court intervention in the reduction of share capital

By Anuj Prasad, Anu Susan Abraham and Priyanka Sant, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

Gradual liberalization of ECB policy welcomed

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Indemnity clauses in commercial contracts

By Uday Walia and Palash Gupta, S&R Associates

Microfinance, micro manage

By Arun Madhu and Akanksha Midha, Phoenix Legal

Conversion terms of convertible instruments

By Jatin Aneja, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

SC validates assignment of debt between banks

By Ameya Khandge and Vardaan Ahluwalia, Trilegal

Supreme Court allows banks to assign debts

By Vivek Vashi, Bharucha & Partners

Consolidated FDI policy – introducing changes

By Juhi Singh, S&R Associates

Take-out finance scheme for infrastructure

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

RBI allows take-out financing through ECBs

By Karan Singh and Arjun Sinha, Trilegal

Foreign acquirers and the Takeover Code

By Uday Walia, S&R Associates

The final verdict on ULIPs: has SEBI lost?

By Bharat Budholia, Juris Corp

Issue of non-convertible debentures regulated

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Tighter controls on securitizations

By Ameya Khandge and Vardaan Ahluwalia, Trilegal

Regulatory changes without bite

By Sawant Singh and Akanksha Midha, Phoenix Legal

Impact of revised pricing guidelines

By Pooja Ramchandani, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

Foreign investment through convertible securities

By Rajat Sethi and Tanya Aggarwal, S&R Associates

Credit enhancement seeks to lift infrastructure projects

By Shardul Thacker,Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Foreign credit will benefit Indian infrastructure projects

By Ameya Khandge and Vardaan Ahluwalia, Trilegal

The foreign direct investment fuddle

By Saket Shukla and Akanksha Midha, Phoenix Legal

RBI relaxes borrowing norms for greater access to capital

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Liberalization: Impetus to technology collaborations

By Pankaj Agarwal and Divya Sridhar, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

Draft guidelines on short-term NCDs: key issues

By Prachi Loona and Suprio Bose, Juris Corp

Liberalizing borrowing norms for infrastructure

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Tax withholding judgment poses dilemma for businesses

By Pranay Bhatia and Balaji Balasubramanian, Economic Laws Practice

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